Gilroy...Garlic Capital of the World
Next time you are out shopping, ask yourselves....forget the price tag on the bins...how much is that garlic REALLY costing us?
· Gilroy, Calif. is the “Garlic Capital of the World?”
· California produces 99 percent of U.S. garlic?
· Garlic is grown in Gilroy?
Answers: true, true, and false (almost).“There is one garlic grower left in Gilroy — he has probably 30 acres in the corner of a vegetable field,” says (Bill) Christopher (of Christopher Ranch).
...China went from a measly 50,000 pounds of garlic a decade ago to 2 million to 3 million pounds last year, and for the first time more fresh garlic was imported into the U.S. than was produced in California.- Western Farm Press
And if you are in California July 27 - 29, stop on by for the Garlic Festival!